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PBS TV Learning Opportunities

Station Contact Information

KCTS 9 (Seattle, Yakima)
Cathryn Burby 
206-443-5476

KBTC (Tacoma, Olympia)
DeAnne Hamilton
253-680-7702

KSPS (Spokane, Eastern WA)
Bukola Breczinski 
509-443-7748

NWPB (Tri-Cities, Eastern WA) KTNW & KWSU
Tom Hungate 
509-372-7408

PBS member stations throughout Washington are partnering with the OSPI to support educators as they continue to provide distance learning for students. We are also working to connect parents and children with resources to help them cope with continuing school closures.

As we all understand the importance of equity in education, especially during this time, please note that in addition to our regularly scheduled educational programming available on broadcast, we are partnering with the WORLD Channel to broadcast content for grades 6-12 from 9am to 2pm on weekdays. PBS KIDS programming also has aligned at-home learning resources on PBS LearningMedia and through the PBS KIDS for Parents website.

NOTE: You may be in an area where two or more PBS affiliate stations have overlapping coverage. If that is the case, you may be able to access the WORLD Channel programming on more than one channel.

Internet is not required to access these opportunities!

Local PBS Station Learning Channels

World Channel Programming

  • Greater Seattle area: Broadcast channel 9.4
  • Wenatchee area: Broadcast channel 18
  • Yakima area (KYVE, a satellite service of KCTS): Broadcast channel 47.4

KCTS 9 & WORLD Channel programming website

PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel

  • Greater Seattle area: broadcast channel 9.2
  • Wenatchee area: broadcast channel 47.2
  • Yakima area (KYVE, a satellite service of KCTS): broadcast channel 47.2

Educational Resources website

World Channel Programming

  • Olympia & Tacoma areas: Broadcast channel 28.4
  • Centralia & Vancouver areas (KCKA, a satellite service of KBTC): Broadcast channel 15.4

KBTC & WORLD Channel programming website

PBS KIDS

Main Channel & HD Channel KIDS Programming, 7–11:30am weekdays

  • Olympia & Tacoma areas: broadcast channel 28 and 28.1
  • Centralia & Vancouver areas (KCKA, a satellite service of KBTC): broadcast channel 15 and 15.1

Educational Resources website

World Channel Programming

  • Tri-Cities & Walla Walla areas: Broadcast channel 31.3

Northwest Public Broadcasting & WORLD Channel programming website

PBS KIDS

HD Channel KIDS Programming, 11am–6pm weekdays, 6-9am Sundays

  • Tri Cities area: broadcast channel 31.1

Educational Resources website

World Channel Programming

  • Pullman, Palouse & Lewiston-Clarkston valley areas: Broadcast channel 10.1

Northwest Public Broadcasting & WORLD Channel programming website

PBS KIDS

Main Channel KIDS Programming, 7–9:30am Saturday and Sunday

  • Pullman, Palouse & Lewiston-Clarkston valley areas: broadcast channel 10.1

Educational Resources website

World Channel Programming

  • Spokane, Pullman, Eastern WA areas: Broadcast channel 7.2

KSPS & WORLD Channel programming website

PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel

  • Spokane, Pullman, Eastern WA areas: broadcast channel 7.4

Educational Resources website

Resources

New resources are shared on a regular basis. Check your station’s education website for updates. For more information, please contact your station’s representative.

  • PBS LearningMedia has FREE, pre K-12 standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for educators.
  • Responding to the need for educational resources for students while schools are closed, all PBS member stations in Washington and WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, are broadcasting At-Home-Learning programs intended for grades 6-12 weekdays from 9 am – 2 pm. These daily, free, over-the-air broadcasts feature the best in public media science, history and other educational programming. All programs in the block have associated PBS Learning Media assets.
  • Educational programming for early learners continues to be available on member station main broadcast channels and the 24/7 PBS KIDS broadcast channel. Find supporting educational resources for daily KIDS programs on your station’s educational resources website (see page 2).  
  • PBS is producing a series of 8-week, PBS LearningMedia Planning Kits for New School Routines to help educators make the most of our broadcast aligned learning resources. These include PBS LearningMedia resources curated by educators and aligned to common curriculum areas, and are supported by introductory webinar sessions, emailed resource information, and virtual professional learning experiences.

New resources are shared on a regular basis. Check your station’s education website for updates. For more information, please contact your station’s representative!

KCTS 9 (Seattle, Yakima)

Contact: Cathryn Burby | (206) 443-5476

KBTC (Tacoma, Olympia)

Contact: DeAnne Hamilton | (253) 680-7702

KSPS (Spokane, Eastern WA)

Contact: Bukola Breczinski | (509) 443-7748

KTNW- Northwest Public Broadcasting (Tri-Cities, Eastern WA)

Contact: Tom Hungate | (509) 372-7408

PBS Station Channel Logos, KCTS9, KBTC, KSPS, KWSU, and NWPB